4276.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

A North/South Dialogue on Women's Health and Social Justice: Crossing Cultural Borders with Nuestros Cuerpos Nuestras Vidas(Our Bodies Ourselves)

This symposium will present a conceptual model for work on Latina health education and advocacy, based on lessons learned from translation/cultural adaptation of Our Bodies, Ourselves for use by women from Latin America and the Caribbean and U.S. Latinas. Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas includes women's health information while emphasizing participatory methodologies and highlighting exemplary groups North and South working on every aspect of women's health and gender justice. NCNV's publication offers opportunities to share strategies for culturally informed, community based women's health education linked to local, national and international movements for gender equity and social change. Symposium paperes will include: NCNV's cultural adaptation to reflect Latina cultural concepts and values in health education content, emphasis on participation and collaboration, and connection between achieving personal well-being and participating in social change; strategies for linking women's health promotion with social justice movements, including work on "Bejing plus Five" and "Bringing Bejing Home"; case studies from Latin America which apply a reproductive health and rights framework to re-conceptualize family planning services and to evaluate the quality of public health services in the light of women's citizenship and user's rights; and the U.S. National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health's approach to regional and national organizing of Latina providers and activists in reproductive health and rights. The symposium will reserve substantial time for dialogue between presenters and audience participants to discuss implications for Latina health education, political activism, and community organizing which builds bridges among Latinas and Latin American women locally, regionally, nationally and internationally
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement.
Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Moderator(s):Melida Arredondo
Organizer(s):Ester R. Shapiro, PhD
4:30 PMBecause words are not enough: cultural adaptation and political transformation in Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas
Ester R. Shapiro, PhD, Maria M. Skinner, BA
4:45 PMLinking Participatory Women's Health Education and Social Movements
Maria Morison Aguiar, MPH, Ester R. Shapiro, PhD, Maria M. Skinner, BA
5:00 PMNational Latina Institute for Reproductive Health: Organizing for Latina Reproductive Health Advocacy
Aracely Panameņo
5:15 PMReduction of Neurotrauma deaths among motorcycle drivers through a comprehensive health promotion approach in Cali, Colombia
Luis Fernando Velez, MD, MPH, Victoria Eugenia Espitia, MS, Leonardo Leon
5:30 PMAcculturation, Cultural Identity, and Tecato Identity among Hispanic IDUs
Barbara Diane Estrada, MS, Antonio L. Estrada, PhD, MSPH
Sponsor:Latino Caucus
Cosponsors:Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health; Environment; Food and Nutrition; International Health; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers; Population, Family Planning, and Reproductive Health; Social Work; Socialist Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA